Monday, 13 October 2014

DIY / Decoupage: Halloween Candles

As you know I've started to get the DIY and creative bug lately, making Marvel Comic chest of drawers and revamping coffee tables, and now I've started to attempt decoupaging glass!

I have seen some stunning jars, vases and candles by many people on the net and they've inspired me to give it a go, and with Halloween just around the corner that was the perfect first theme to try. 

I had two candle glasses that I decided to practice on, and bought some Halloween napkins from Poundstretcher. 

And here are my very first attempts, which are wrinkly and not perfect, but when they are lit I think they look quite cute!

decoupage halloween candles diy
My Halloween Decoupaged Candle Attempts
I'm going to keep practising them as I've been saving all my pasta sauce, coffee and curry jars, and I've already started buying Christmas napkins in the hopes I will get good enough to create little jars full of presents as an alternative gift idea.


If you want to give it a try, here's how I did it:

how to make halloween candles decoupage decoupatch
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1. Water down some PVA glue (50/50 ratio).

2. Tear off images from the napkins that you want to use on the glass.

3. Make sure you have a clear or white coloured glass to show off the images the best.

4. Using a small paint brush, paint some PVA onto the glass and then place the pieces onto it. 

5. If they are wrinkled, you can gently push it apart with your fingers, or put some cling film on top and then push as this prevents tearing. 

6. Cover the top of the image with more PVA and continue to add more images.

7. Once it's done, use some PVA and water (75% PVA to 25% water) and cover the entire glass. Alternatively you can use a water-based varnish.

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  1. Aww they are so cute! I think you did a great job for your first attempt! xx

  2. THESE ARE AMAZING! Guess what I am making at the weekend!! :) Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday. If you woul like to join in next week co-host Leandra, over at http;//, will be hosting! X

  3. Loving these, so cute!!!

    Thanks so much for supporting Becky and I xx


  4. These are brilliant!
    #toddlerapprovestuesday x

  5. These are cute. I love repurposing old jars and ramekins :)

  6. Great idea for xmas presents from the children #minicreations

  7. These are great, really effective! Good idea for Christmas presents :) #MiniCreations

  8. These look great! I'll have to give them a go

  9. Lucas says - These are AWESOME.
    Grace says - We're so pleased you're linking up to #minicreations as your ideas are WAY MEGA COOL!!!
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

  10. The spiders look particularly good or should I say realistic if used in a darkened room. I wonder if you could make a game from decoupaged jars (maybe little paste pots) where you hide bits of paper with things to do or treats to eat and let the child choose one.

  11. Great smiley face on the candle.


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